Some sample photos of ancient Roman Odeum of Kos town, Kos island, Greece.The Odeum was constructed in the 2nd century AD in the southwest quarter of the Roman city, with its aristocratic urban villas, to the south on the processional thoroughfare, the Decumanus Maximus.The monument was damaged by an earthquake in AD 142 and was repaired during the reign of Emperor Antoninus Pius (AD 137-161).The Odeum was the venue for the public sessions of the senate as well as for music contests. It is possible that competitions of encomia for the Roman emperors were held here on the occasion of the festival of the Great Asklepia, when musicians and poets from Greece and Asia gathered on the island of Kos. The building, which measured 31.9 x 29.9 m was 12 m high, was roofed in antiquity and could accommodate 750 spectators.It was excavated and restored during Italian occupation. In its ruins an entire ‘museum’ of statues and a considerable number of inscriptions were found.
A short, black & white photographic look at known and lesser known sides of Kos town.
Nice views and details of a beautiful small neoclassical building in Kos town. It has historical significance since it has been used to house the offices of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Kos & Nisyros islands during earlier periods ...
Yesterday, Kos had a very capricious weather! Moments of sunshine were followed by moments of rain. Small rainbows were appearing and disappearing quickly. Here are some sample photos that I managed to shoot during small breaks, having the camera in the car. St. Fokas area was under unique light about half an hour before the rain. I hope I managed to convey to you even a part of the total varied "atmosphere" ...
An early afternoon walk in the Old Town of Kos, called "Halouvazia" or "Halevouzia" (old Turkish quarter where there were many steel artisans, hence perhaps the name), "revealed" many beautiful details, which i will share with you ... This area, along Hephaestus street, is full of tourist shops which attract a lot of people during the tourist season. This time of year of course, there is silence and loneliness.
The "Haihoutes" is an abandoned traditional mountainous settlement of Kos, near the mountainous village of Zia. The area is a very good photographic destination. Here are some characteristic photos I shot an afternoon, just before sunset, in December 2015.
"Therma" or "Thermes" area is located in the southeastern part of the island of Kos, about 13 km from Kos town. The landscape has a wild beauty: steep slopes, cliffs and dark pebbles, result of tectonic disturbances and volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. The area got its name from the hot (thermes) springs centuries ago. Water from these hot springs is rich in Calcium, Potassium, Sodium, Sulphur and Magnesium, ingredients that are considered suitable to cure skin, arthritic and rheumatic diseases, but also for aesthetic skin. The temperature of the water ranges from 30 to 50 degrees celcius. Having a bath there is an invaluable experience, a natural spa! In front of the beach a small lake was created, separated from the rest of the beach with rocks that allow the sea water to enter and cool the hot water. The beach is suitable for all ages and for all seasons. The photo samples you see here, were shot during early afternoon till sunset on 29 December 2015.
Salt pits in Tigaki of Kos, is one of the most enchanting parts of the island. In winter time, they receive rain water and they are formed in a calm and charming lake that hosts waterfowl. During the sunset, the lake is constantly changing colors, from gold to fire red and finally blue purple, before surrendering in night's armful. View some sample photos that were shot on 21 December 2015 ...